Russ at Barely Legal illustrates this perfectly with this anecdote:
I had to file a petition to become a provisional federal attorney. I didn't want to read the 4 pages of instructions so I just called the clerk's office and introduced myself and asked them what I should do. The clerk was very nice and she gave me some convoluted instructions about the series of mailings we'd have to have back and forth. "Cindy," (that was the clerk's name), "I only live ten minutes away. Is it allright if I just come down there and you and I fill out everything all at once. That way it's easier for everyone and, as a plus, I'll get a chance to meet you." She said that would be a great idea and I went down there and took care of everything.
Social engineering is the most effective hacking skill there is.
...delaying the inevitable...
1 - Except for criminal procedure, especially Fourth Amendment law; that's all kinds of insane.